• NO. 18 USC AT NO. 4 OREGON
What we've learned about the Trojans
They are playing their best ball of the season. In last Saturday's 40--17 rout of Washington, USC, which has won five of six games, rushed for 252 yards and passed for 174 more.
What we've learned about the Ducks
Oregon—again—has the most explosive offense in the Pac-12. LaMichael James ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns as the Ducks knocked off previously undefeated Stanford 53--30.
What it will mean on Saturday
This will be a high-scoring track meet that will serve as a de facto bowl game for the postseason-banned Trojans. The Ducks, however, still have BCS title hopes and will pull away late.
• NO. 17 NEBRASKA AT NO. 20 MICHIGAN
What we've learned about the Huskers
The most reliable tailback in the Big Ten is Rex Burkhead, who rushed for 121 yards in a 17--14 win over Penn State. Stopping Burkhead is the key to stopping the Nebraska offense.